Finding and reaching a new home rock won't happen in our lifetime nor in our grandchildrens (most likely). Space travel remains firmly in Sci-Fi Land.
NASA launched the Kepler Space Telescope in March 2009 – you know, back when we had a sane, smart, compassionate REAL president. Kepler was an observatory in space with a mission to find planets outside our solar system, specifically planets that might resemble Earth and MIGHT be habitable. Was this a hunt for Planet B? Just wondrous curiosity? Both?
Kepler was decommissioned in November of this past year.
After nine years in deep space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. …Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 planet discoveries from outside our solar system, many of which could be promising places for life. (source)Kepler telescope’s price tag? $600 million.
Steep, sure BUT, at the same time, the Cheeto hued, ferret topped shitgibbon is trying to sell us his stratospherically racist, pointless, mondo specious, tits-on-a-hog, vanity Wall for the new, low, low price of of $18 to $20 billion ($18,000,000,00 to $20,000,000,000!!!) which does NOT include the cost of maintenance or staffing. AND this is WAY up from his original claim of free, free, FREE (cuz Mexico would, like TOTALLY, pay for it)
Actual cost for Preznint Shit for Brains grossly dimwitted monument to hate and stupidity? Unknown but would be in the neighborhood of $67 billion ($67,000,000,000!) which does NOT include the cost of maintenance or staffing.
"Simply put, the White House has not done their homework," he (U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela) added. "They are gambling with taxpayer money while operating on incomplete information. This irresponsible waste is unacceptable and a complete disgrace.” (source)Question: How does the Wall help the planet and humanity?
Answer: It doesn't. NONE of Darth Cheeto's ideas and plans do.
While pushing to waste OUR taxpayer bucks on his blindingly stupid wall, our dumbshit dear leader is doing all he can to hasten the death of our home, Earth.
Trump has vowed to exit the Paris accord and called climate change a hoax. In the past two months, the White House has pushed to dismantle nearly half a dozen major rules aimed at reducing greenhouse gases, deregulatory moves intended to save companies hundreds of millions of dollars.
If enacted, the administration’s proposals would give new life to aging coal plants; allow oil and gas operations to release more methane into the atmosphere; and prevent new curbs on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air-conditioning units. The vehicle rule alone would put 8 billion additional tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere this century, more than a year’s worth of total U.S. emissions, according to the government’s own analysis. (source)So, he's killing the planet with his greedheaded idiocy. There's a shocker, eh? Put a rapacious, egomaniacal and imbecilic grifter in charge and this is what we get. Who could have predicted?! (besides the majority of us who did NOT vote for the Tantruming Toddler)
That potentially habitable by humans planet of Kepler 22B? It’s 600 light years (or three and a half quadrillion miles) away and it'd take 23 MILLION years to get there.
Earth – there ain't no Planet B. Duh!